Bond Set at $2.5 Million in $1M Burglary Spree | NBC Connecticut

Bond Set at $2.5 Million in $1M Burglary Spree



    Connecticut State Police
    Some of the stolen items recovered from a Niantic storage facility by State Police.

    The pieces of a suspected $1 million burglary spree came together because of a Reebok sneaker print and a pattern left behind from some gloves.

    Bernard McAllister and Mark Missino are believed to be responsible for burglarizing nearly 100 homes along the I-95 corridor over the last three years. On Friday, the two men were arraigned and bond was set at $2.5 million.

    Items stolen include jewelry and luxurious coats inside, police said, but also more bizarre items. There were many, many pillow cases, cheap bottles of booze, used underwear and something called "Jingle Jugs" -- a plastic set of singing and dancing women's breasts, according to The Day of New London.

    Police found the two men last month as they were leaving a storage unit in Niantic, police said. The men ran, but police in Massachusetts spotted them again several hours later and nabbed them in Leominster.

    Officials said they linked the men to several robberies because the footprint at several crime scenes that held the same imprnit from a Reebok basketball shoe.

    They also found the same honeycombed pattern left by gloves at several sites. The tools used in the break-ins? They matched too, police said.

    Then there was the car.

    Video from a home robbery on Dec. 3, 2009 showed a White Maxima much like the one registered to McAllister. That car was also spotted at several other robberies and at the storage facility in November 2010.

    The judge called this a "professional operation."